Items tagged: Fire

CFD Fire Update – 402 Briar Ln. Fire Cause

402 Briar Dr. Fire Casue Determined Champaign Fire Department Investigators have determined the cause of the fire at 402 Briar Ln. to be accidental. Through scene examination and witness interviews it was determined that maintenance personnel had been using a heat gun to thaw frozen water pipes in the crawl space area of the structure. These…
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CFD Fire Information Report – 502 Maplecrest Dr. Working Fire

Champaign Fire Department responded to 1502 Maplecrest Dr. on February 19, 2015 at 11:54 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke emitting from the attached garage area of the structure. Fire crews advanced a single hand line to the front of the structure and advanced to the attached garage area. Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. Two workers…
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CFD Fire Information Report – 402 Briar Lane

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to 402 Briar Ln. on February 18, 2015 at 6:18 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke in one unit of the eight unit apartment building. Upon further investigation, fire crews found fire to be in a plumbing chase wall that ran from the first to the second floor….
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The City of Champaign Fire Department offers Cooking Safety Tips

Fires resulting from cooking continue to be the most common type of fire experienced in United States households. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the most common cause of cooking fires is due to unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are…
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303 S Russell St – CFD Fire Information Report

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to 303 S Russell St. on January 31st, at 8:05 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke emitting from the front of a single story residential structure. Fire crews advanced a single hand line through the front door of the house and found fire in the rear of the residence….
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CFD Fire Information Report – 2805 Blair Dr.

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to 2805 Blair Dr. on January 29th, at 6:30p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke emitting from the overhead garage door on the north side of the structure. Fire crews advanced a single hand line through the front door of the house and found fire to be in the attached…
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Champaign Fire Department Ice Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting Ice Rescue Training January 20-22, 2015 at Mattis Park on Devonshire Drive in Champaign. Crews will respond to a report of a victim that has fallen through the ice and will perform a rescue of the victim (s). There will be two sessions daily at 8:30 and 10:00am…
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Champaign Fire Department Offers Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon monoxide is invisible and deadly. You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Often the problem isn’t recognized until it is too late. According to Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller the City of Champaign Fire Department responded to 253 calls involving carbon monoxide (CO) in 2014. Of the 253 calls,…
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